Top of WV Artist Accepted into 2024 Governor’s School

Top of WV Artist Accepted into 2024 Governor’s School

Oak Glen High School student, Sarah Robinson, was accepted into the Governor’s School for the Arts in the discipline of visual arts. The 2024 GSA session is being held at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia.

West Virginia 10th graders are eligible for GSA auditions and portfolio reviews for admittance. It is a free three-week camp in which students enhance and build their artistic skills in creative writing, dance, digital literacy, instrumental music, painting and drawing, theater, and vocal performance. 

Requirements for acceptance include transcripts, letters of recommendation from two teachers, an interview, and an application in which students are asked to discuss special interests and hobbies, list community service involvement, discuss postsecondary education plans, as well as write a 400-500 word essay. They submit an audition video and in the case of visual arts, a portfolio of original work. This includes nine original works of any medium and five pages from a sketchbook.

Camp participants spend each day on their “major discipline,” receive instruction on the other disciplines, enjoy fun activities, and in the evenings attend lectures and performances.

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